New York Giants fans were understandably curious as to why Dave Gettleman opted to take Daniel Jones sixth overall when, by most accounts, the Duke quarterback would have been available later. The general manager of the G-Men said part of the calculus included the fact two other teams were ready to draft Jones.
ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini, however, said on this morning’s Get Up that neither Washington or Denver had an intention of taking Jones.
It’s a possibility Gettleman knew of other teams. And there’s the possibility Jones turns into a quality NFL quarterback and all the armchair experts’ immediate takes prove to be wrong.
For now, though, it appears things won’t get any easier for Gettleman when it comes to truly selling this pick and his motivations for making it.